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Opioid death toll in Canada nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows

2018-06-19 20:15:56

OTTAWA - Nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit, new government figures show. The numbers released Tuesda

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Survey: Wedding registries morph into broader range

2018-06-19 20:15:56

NEW YORK - Wedding registries remain popular and the nature of gifting has morphed into a broader range of options, including cash registries, that are being embraced by friends and family, a new surv

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Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

2018-06-19 20:15:56

NEW YORK - If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it's pitting animal rights advocates

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Committee calls for restrictions to content, labelling, marketing of drinks

2018-06-19 20:15:55

OTTAWA - A House of Commons committee is calling on the federal government to place severe restrictions on the contents and advertising of sugary alcoholic drinks. A report tabled today recommends tha

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A look at how "cultured" meat works

2018-06-19 20:15:55

A new term is causing heartburn for beef, chicken and pork producers: "Clean meat." The term is being used by supporters of the emerging science of meat grown in labs without slaughtering cows and chi

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Foxconn investing in $30 million water recycling system

2018-06-19 20:15:55

MILWAUKEE - Foxconn Technology Group plans to invest in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water it has to draw from Lake Michigan for its proposed manufacturi

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Visits to Montreal's four supervised drug injection sites double since last summer

2018-06-19 20:15:55

MONTREAL - Public health authorities are saying visits to Montreal's four supervised drug injections sites have more than doubled since they opened last summer. There were about 1,200 visits to the fo

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Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

2018-06-19 20:15:54

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near

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An ancient way to cut grass, scything's also a state of mind

2018-06-19 18:15:18

Spring is ending and summer approaches. The grass is now long, finished growing. For us, it's time to scythe. This is a beautiful, and slightly sad, time of year for my wife and me, when the fields of

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Ten Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivors meet in Las Vegas for NHL awards

2018-06-19 18:15:17

HUMBOLDT, Sask. - Ten of the 13 survivors from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash are in Las Vegas this week to attend the NHL awards. Some of the players who boarded flights in Saskatoon on Monday said t

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Suman Virk, mother of slain teen Reena Virk, dies at 58 years old

2018-06-19 18:15:17

VICTORIA - The mother of slain Victoria-area teen Reena Virk, whose death more than two decades ago made international headlines about youth bullying, has died. Suman Virk was 58 years old. British Co

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Commons Speaker says no to Tory calls for emergency debate on Canada-U.S. trade

2018-06-19 18:15:16

OTTAWA - The official Opposition is calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons over the future of the Canada-U.S. trade — but Speaker Geoff Regan is having none of it. Conservative fore

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Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

2018-06-19 18:15:16

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans,

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Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

2018-06-19 18:15:16

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move "very regrettable" at a time when the overwhelmi

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N.S. housing wait also long for poor without disabilities, witness testifies

2018-06-19 18:15:15

HALIFAX - A human rights hearing heard today that public housing wait times for thousands of Nova Scotians can go on for years, much as it often does for people with intellectual disabilities awaiting

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Canadians sign letter opposing U.S. Arctic drilling in wildlife sanctuary

2018-06-19 18:15:15

Thousands of Canadians are asking American regulators not to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife sanctuary that is home to a crucial transboundary caribou herd. The request comes in a letter del

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CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home

2018-06-19 18:15:15

CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says it also will make hom

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NewsAlert: opioid death toll nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows

2018-06-19 18:15:15

OTTAWA - New government figures show that nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit. The numbers are being r

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WHICHCRAFT: Festive DIY fire starters for July 4th s'mores

2018-06-19 16:01:56

CONCORD, N.H. - Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are the essential ingredients for summertime s'mores, but what about wax, alcohol and pinecones? If you're extra impatient to roast marshmal

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How to fertilize your garden organically

2018-06-19 16:01:55

In gardening, whether you're talking about pest control or fertilization, "organic" generally means natural. The word "organic" refers to "organic matter," the linchpin of organic gardening and, tradi

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Smoking hits new low; about 14 per cent of US adults light up

2018-06-19 08:00:32

NEW YORK - Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 per cent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 per cent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't

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Study says exercise can foster brain health for kids with autism and ADHD

2018-06-19 08:00:31

TORONTO - A new report says kids with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other brain-based conditions could stand the most to gain from boosting physical activity. For the first time

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Canada can end dairy trade dispute with U.S. by ending pricing irritant: Saputo

2018-06-19 01:45:58

MONTREAL - Canada can preserve its dairy supply management system and resolve its trade dispute with the United States over dairy subsidies by ending its domestic milk ingredient pricing system, the h

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Kookies for Khloe Kardashian: Manitoba cookie company gets custom order

2018-06-18 23:45:23

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba cookie company is receiving praise from Khloe Kardashian for custom creations featuring her daughter True. The famous Kardashian posted a photo of the custom-order cookies made b

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Armani democratizes the double-breasted jacket

2018-06-18 23:45:23

MILAN - In a week normally reserved for men's fashion, the June edition of Milan Fashion Week closed Monday with a mélange of men's and women's previews for next spring and summer. President of the I

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Auto tariffs would have long-term chill on economic output says TD report

2018-06-18 23:45:23

TORONTO - A new analysis by TD Economics says that if the United States goes ahead with tariffs on auto imports it could cut Canadian economic growth by half a percentage point and threaten up to one

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Quarter of seafood sold in Metro Vancouver is mislabelled: researchers

2018-06-18 23:45:23

VANCOUVER - A new study shows that up to a quarter of the seafood sold in Metro Vancouver is mislabelled, with tilapia masquerading as snapper and catfish passing as cod. Researchers at the University

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Director X talks hip-hop evolution as YouTube Music launches in Canada

2018-06-18 23:45:23

TORONTO - When Toronto's Director X was helming hip-hop music videos two decades ago, he had to find art in the genre cliches. "I came up in an age where hip hop was, 'Get the Ferrari and put that gir

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Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

2018-06-18 21:45:09

DETROIT - If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 per cent tariffs on imported automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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Three Alberta hockey players injured starting a campfire at a friend's house

2018-06-18 21:45:09

CALGARY - A player from the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team is in a medically induced coma after he and two others were injured at a campfire on the weekend. In a joint news release, the Western Hoc

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Flashing lights in 'Incredibles 2' prompt warnings for people at risk of seizures

2018-06-18 21:45:09

TORONTO - Cineplex theatres showing "Incredibles 2" have posted health-related warnings to moviegoers about Disney's animated feature, which opened on the weekend. Cineplex spokeswoman Sarah Van Lange

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Vandals hit Halifax Roman Catholic sites for second time this spring

2018-06-18 21:45:09

HALIFAX - For the second time this spring, vandals attacked Halifax Christian sites on the weekend. Religious statues in the Mount Olivet Cemetery received "extensive" spray paint damage overnight Sat

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Marijuana bill goes back to Senate after House rejects 13 amendments

2018-06-18 21:45:08

OTTAWA - The federal government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis is on its way back to the Senate. The House of Commons has voted 205-82 to reject 13 amendments passed by the upper house, incl

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Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

2018-06-18 19:45:02

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatica

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New York state to lead new offshore wind research effort

2018-06-18 19:45:02

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state will lead a new offshore wind research and development effort. The new group will be known as the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium. Officials sa

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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

2018-06-18 19:45:02

BERLIN - German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extensi

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Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake

2018-06-18 19:45:02

LONDON - The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London's Hyde Park have a new neighbour: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue.

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Critics question video game loot boxes, but industry says it's doing enough

2018-06-18 19:45:02

TORONTO - "Loot boxes." Until recently, the only people likely to have heard of them were gamers. But loot boxes and other similar microtransactions in games are earning the industry billions of dolla

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New outlets aimed at helping protect Manitoba communities from flooding

2018-06-18 19:45:02

WINNIPEG - The federal and Manitoba governments have reached a deal to build two outlet channels to prevent heavy flooding around Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. Premier Brian Pallister says the tw

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South Korea joins Japan in halting Canadian wheat imports after GMO plants found

2018-06-18 19:45:02

CALGARY - South Korea has joined Japan in suspending trade in Canadian wheat following the discovery of genetically modified plants in southern Alberta. Global Affairs spokesman Jesse Wilson says it's

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No safe home for N.S. woman with intellectual disability, witness tells inquiry

2018-06-18 19:45:01

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia official told a human rights hearing today she wanted to house a woman with intellectual disabilities outside of a psychiatric ward but she couldn't find a safe location. Denis

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Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

2018-06-18 19:45:01

LONDON - British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner Monday for her novel about t

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Timely tide attracts another pod of transient orcas to Victoria harbour

2018-06-18 19:45:01

VICTORIA - A pod of orcas has made a brief visit to Victoria Harbour, the second excursion by a group of killer whales in as many weeks. Jackie Cowan, who lives on a boat in the harbour and is also a

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AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

2018-06-18 17:45:14

WASHINGTON - On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world's hottest year on re

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AutoCanada launches strategic review after a request by an activist investor

2018-06-18 17:45:14

EDMONTON - AutoCanada Inc. says its board of directors has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives following a request by an activist shareholder. The a

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COOKING ON DEADLINE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

2018-06-18 17:45:14

If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just see

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The trick to keeping your peach cake from getting soggy

2018-06-18 17:45:13

Add ripe peaches to cake and problems abound: All the juice makes for a soggy cake and their delicate flavour gets lost. Roasting the peaches_and tossing them with peach schnapps_concentrated their fl

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For your next pasta salad, skip the pasta and go for farro

2018-06-18 17:45:13

The first thing we noticed when replacing pasta with whole-grain farro in this nourishing update on pasta salad with pesto was the grain's fantastic al dente texture. Tender with just the right amount

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How to make Mexican pulled pork without the hassle of frying

2018-06-18 17:45:13

Traditional carnitas, Mexico's version of pulled pork, is fried in gallons of lard or oil. The results are tasty, but who wants to deal with all that hot fat? We wanted restaurant-style carnitas_tende

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Make delicious deviled eggs without the strain or torment

2018-06-18 17:45:12

The best deviled eggs start with the best hard-cooked eggs. Conventional wisdom insists that older eggs peel more easily than fresh eggs but we wanted to be able to start with eggs of any age and stil